: Pre-Thanksgiving Break Events Nov 21-23

November 17, 2016


Graduate-Student and University-Wide Events:



Graduate-Student and University-Wide Events:

WashU Epigenome Day 2016

November 21, 2016, various locations (Medical Campus)WashU Epigenome Day 2016 consists of a full day of seminars and workshops, highlighting epigenomics resources generated by large consortia including the ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics projects.

As genomics education continues to be a need in biomedical research, a goal of Epigenome Day 2016 is to expose the publicly available epigenomics databases for biomedical research via seminars, and to help participants learn how to engage these resources through interactive hands-on workshops. These sessions will be presented by experts leading the ENCODE project, the Roadmap Epigenomics project and other large scale biomedical genomics research projects.

YMCA Mentor Information Session

November 21, 2016, 6:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Love community engagement? Enjoy Mentorship? Fond of scholarly endeavors? Want to do it all and receive a $1000 for your efforts?

Apply to be a mentor for the 2017 YMCA Leadership Symposium! Learn more about the program at this information session. RSVP at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/ymca-mentor-information-session

Beyond Academia: Working in the Computer Technology Industry with a Psychology PhD

November 21, 2016, 6:00 pm, Psychology Building Room 216Dr. Darnell earned her PhD in Cognitive Psychology with a focus on Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI) from New Mexico State University. She has vast experience in the computer technology with a focus on doing user research experience and higher level management at companies such as IBM, Adobe, Microsoft, eBay, and currently Facebook.

Presidential Management Fellowship Information Session

November 21, 2016, 7:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) is the premier leadership development program for graduate students interested in serving in the federal government. Applications accepted 11/18-12/1/16.

Dissertation After Dark

November 23, 2016, 7:00 pm, Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300)Sign up for Dissertation After Dark! A quiet, dedicated space for dissertation writing every Wednesday evening in the Liberman Graduate Center. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.


How to: Reserve a room in the Liberman Graduate Center

The Liberman Graduate Center is designed to support graduate education and students and offers space for academic, professional, and recreational functions that serve the graduate community. Reservation requests may be placed by individual students, graduate student groups, faculty, and staff for events for current or prospective graduate students. Keep in mind that you can reserve space for group events, work groups, study groups, and larger eventsPlease review our reservation policies prior to requesting a room and check the Calendar to see if the space you are requesting is already booked.

To reserve a room, please complete the online form: https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/request-reservation. The Center will review your request and follow up with a confirmation email or additional questions within 48 hours.  If you need space within 36 hours, please email us directly at gradcenter@wustl.edu

International Peer Mentoring

International peer mentoring is a newly-introduced sub-group to the Graduate School’s Peer Mentoring program.

International peer mentoring will provide upper level graduate students (both international and domestic) the opportunity to serve as a resource, a helping hand, a sounding board, and a referral service for international graduate students who are just beginning their graduate or professional school experience. More specifically, some international students may be encountering new experiences, and they could benefit from guidance and support. Mentor-mentee relationships are meant to be a source of professional and personal connection to the WashU and St. Louis community.

If you are interested in participating as a mentor or mentee, sign up at https://gradcenter.wustl.edu/international-peer-mentoring-0. If you have questions about the program, contact Christian Gordon at christiandgordon@wustl.edu.

Leadership Development Initiative

Want to help shape the student experience for the graduate and professional student community at Washington University in St. Louis, while also honing your own leadership skills? The Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) offers the opportunity for students to propose projects that promote leadership development among the larger graduate and professional student population.

Potential projects include (1) presentations, panel discussions, or workshops on one or more facets of student leadership, featuring invited speakers, (2) the creation of web-based leadership development resources, (3) peer-to-peer leadership training or training hosted by an outside expert, or (4) locally-focused leadership initiatives that encourage graduate and professional student engagement in the St. Louis community.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. Proposals may request a maximum budget of $500.

Save the Date: Parabola + GPC Holiday Party

Parabola: Reverberate

The all-school art/research exhibition is Friday, December 2nd, 6PM at Des Lee Art Gallery at 1627 Washington Ave. Come enjoy some drinks and wonderful work from students and collaborators. Parabola starts the night off before the GPC’s annual Holiday Party at Lucas Park Grille.

Graduate and Professional Council (GPC) Holiday Party

Following Parabola, please join your fellow graduate and professional students to celebrate the end of the semester! We will convene just down the street at Lucas Park Grille for the annual GPC Holiday Party.

All Washington University in St. Louis graduate and professional students are welcome!

Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served at both events.